As you are aware Rocky and I now share the same birthday. So it was a bit of a mystery to me how to make it all work with 3 birthdays in 3 days. Thankfully it just worked out best to have a family party for the boys on Sunday, William had his ta-do on Friday, which btw Thank you Aunty Emily for calling to wish him a Happy Birthday much appreciated, and then celebrate my birthday on the correct day, and Rocky got, well was supposed to get his few presents on the right day from us, but he seemed happy with his presents from Aunty Nicky and so I waited a few more days before I bought ours out.
Rocky has been a really interesting baby in that he’s been quite different from our other three. He’s not really interested in toys, he’s very interested in buttons and remotes and phones, leather, blankets, my flesh and all the things we don’t want him to be interested in. He’s also taken to quite a loud scream if he doesn’t get what he wants. So when Aunty Nicky asked what to get him I suggested a visit to op shops and try and find objects that are real and he thinks he’s getting into something we don’t want him too. He was fascinated with the box she put together for days maybe even a week or so, and now he’s back to our remotes, my phones, my flesh, his blanket and the couch and bit away he does (yes causing damage). Maybe we need to start taking them off him so as for him to think he’s getting something he shouldn’t. We have started lightly flicking his cheek when he bites and he screams the house down, I’m starting to think the neighbours think we do torture, in our house.
The only toy holding his attention on his birthday
His face when he thinks he’s gotten his hands on something he’s not allowed
His face as he’s about to bite into something I don’t want him too
He’s a thrill seeker, loves the swing being tossed about, he’s an aeroplane, he’s loves it all!
I am hoping he’ll entertain us as he grows (make us laugh), and hopefully not in a bad way, like destroying things and screaming all the time. For now he has everyones adoration as the wee baby of the family. Though TJ said he’d better not start biting my things (sounding like a big brother alright).
Last minute I decided on a Rocket cake. Toby went with it and drew a design, I then said “ah no I want this” and drew a design and he gracously did as I asked. Because I was so busy Toby did both of the cake cooking this round and the full decorating on Rocky’s cake and icing on Willy’s. He learned that you need to use an electric beater in future for cakes to let them aerate, it’s not a brownie and a few stirs of the spoon and your good. Thankfully the chocolate cake went pretty much. I’m guessing the sweet toothed Frater’s helped with that since it was covered in chocolate mint sticks. The rocket cake not so much, I think Toby ate most of that :)
Toby would probably want me to mention that he accidently wrote a 4 on Rocky’s rocket, and when he showed me I said “umm how old is Rocky?” oops, thankfully it was easily fixed.
We had bought several things second hand in preparation for Rocky’s birth, the same items we used for the other three, sadly they didn’t really get much of a work out, and they were taking up space, we had posted a few things on Gumtree (the Aussie version of Craigslist) and one day we got a call from a lady who’s daughter was having triplets. Jackpot! We were able to get rid of almost all the larger ticket items in one purchase, our garage is much emptier now and we are enjoying the space of less stuff as Rocky grows out of the larger items, that babies need. We only have 2 things left I think to c’est la vie. I gave my precious boppy to Lousie at the family party, as she breastfeeds for a long time as she has Ruby and was doing far too much leaner over than one should.
I was glad the 2 items that we bought he likes I went for a drum and musical toys that were all in one pack and a vtech turtle jumping thing that plays music he loves that also.
Anyone notice the onsie? yep from our reunion in 2006 all 4 kids have worn it. Stay tuned there will be a shirt for the family reunion – 2013. Toby is doing the design.
Rocky is walking now and he’s very quick with his hands, give an inch and he’s reached a mile. He’s only said 2 words thus far, Dad and TJ. He certainly has his own language to get what he wants, grunting and various noises. He has 8 teeth. A birthmark on his head that wasn’t actually there from birth and now he has another one on his side about the size of a ten cent Aussie coin, light brown on the right of his waist. I want to say it’s looking up for a lefty finally, but I won’t hold my breath, Tobes and I might be the only ones. He’s our only child to have hair for his 1st birthday, he’s quite blonde and at times seems strawberry blonde, so you might not see it in the pictures, but it’s quite thick.
And a shot with his parents who adore him
Did I miss anything?